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Jose Mourinho “has been affected” by Tottenham appointing nemesis Antonio Conte

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Former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly been affected by his old club appointing nemesis Antonio Conte as their new manager. Mourinho spent 18 months in charge of Spurs during what was an ultimately disastrous spell for the Portuguese boss.

He was named Roma manager soon after being sacked by Daniel Levy at Tottenham, returning to Serie A for the first time since 2010.

In that first spell in Italy, he led Inter Milan to two successive Scudettos as well as the Champions League.

Since then, his reputation as a manager has suffered a succession of blows, with the Portuguese being sacked by Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs.

He has attempted to restore that reputation by taking over from Paulo Fonseca at Roma, but so far that it is not working out.

Mourinho’s men have won just one of their last seven games, with that dreadful run including a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt.

He then saw his side throw away a 2-1 lead at Venezia last weekend to lose 3-2 to the newly-promoted side.

That has left them sixth in Serie A, already 13 points behind league leaders Napoli, with Mourinho’s reign threatening to fall apart even at this early stage.

One of the possible reasons for Mourinho’s recent struggles could reportedly be down to the appointment of Conte at Tottenham.

The Italian was last week announced as Nuno Espirito Santo’s replacement at the Premier League club.

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